It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and we’re paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to our rich history and success in the city of Grand Rapids.
Before this month ends, we want to celebrate some of our home-grown AAPI businesses! Keep reading to discover 9 Asian and Pacific Islander-Owned Businesses you need to know about this AAPI heritage month.
This traditional Korean + Japanese restaurant, located in downtown Grand Rapids, features fresh sushi, delicious bentos, and classic dishes.
At Ato Sushi, blended Korean and Japanese cuisines bring you honest food prepared by skilled chefs, adding flair to classic dishes. Family owned and operated in the heart of Grand Rapids, this restaurant is perfectly placed for a quick bento lunch or delicious rolls on night out.
Founded in November of 2021, Grand Vin brings Tom and Kim’s shared love of wine and passion for hospitality to the Heartside Business District in Downtown Grand Rapids. While the world of wine is vast, everchanging, and sometimes even pretentious, Tom & Kim’s vision has remained extremely simple – Wine is an elixir meant to be celebrated, shared, and enjoyed!
As both a locally owned and family owned small business, the backbone of Grand Vin’s offerings will also align with smaller production producers, with a strong additional emphasis on ethical and responsible farming practices – Real wine made by real people. Benchmark regions, classic varietals, and iconic producers will be present on the shelves along with an ever-changing and constantly evolving selection of up-and-coming producers who are willing to push the bounds of what has forever been deemed as “classic.”
Whether it is meticulously stocking your home cellar, tracking down those hard-to-find treasured bottles, finding the perfect gift, or simply looking for a Tuesday night pizza wine, Grand Vin is here to help you find that perfect bottle!
Halo Halo Multimedia is a Filipino-American, family-run freelancing group providing a diverse blend of bite-size media services. Derived from the Tagalog word for “mix” (and inspired by a delicious Filipino dessert), Halo Halo is proud to serve up unique sweetness every single time!
Halo Halo knows every voice deserves to be heard. That’s why they’re proud to elevate BIPOC and women entrepreneurs, as well as the disability and non-profit communities.
Monsoon offers a modern take on Vietnamese Cuisine – using a variety of local ingredients and charcoal to cook homage recipes.
The first casual Vietnamese dining establishment in Downtown Grand Rapids, Monsoon features an open kitchen and modern Vietnamese decor and arts. Monsoon is a place where you can gather to celebrate special occasions and are eager to treat you to Midwest hospitality!
SolisMatica Data Analytics introduces people to business intelligence (BI) and help them get over the learning curve to start using Power BI. With secure, easy, and fast implementation of business intelligence solutions, their network of Microsoft Power BI freelancers help with everything from digital marketing, data analytics, business processes, and more.
Since 2016, RC Caylan Atelier has crafted trendy creations inspired by modern and classic aesthetics blended with functionality. With exquisite attention to detail and quality, the fashion design studio creates a masterpiece out of every project – whether it’s a special occasion gown, a wedding dress, or anything else. With intimate consultations, RC Caylan Atelier emphasizes the important of personalized attention to capture clients’ personalities through their designs.
Kaffeine Place GR brings a modern fusion concept that stays true to the beloved and unfailing flavors of South Korea. Along with delicious dishes, Kaffeine serves a unique variety of drinks such as jasmine matcha lattes, boba tea, and brown sugar lattes – using Counter Culture (specialty) Coffee and Rishi Tea.
BAMF Health is achieving Intelligence-Based Precision Medicine through Artificial Intelligence enabled Molecular Imaging and Theranostics. Their flagship facility, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will enable a world class radiotracer translational platform. Their team produces novel tracers that are the most efficient, effective, non-invasive diagnostics and therapeutics for cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cardiac disease, and endometriosis as well as advanced applications for PTSD and Depression.
BAMF Health is expediting technologies that are both life-saving and life-changing, helping patients spend less time in the hospital, feel better faster, and get back to living life.
Management Business Solutions was founded in 2006 by Floriza Genautis with the hopes of starting a company that offered more than just staffing services. With our national capabilities and desire to value relationships and deliver results, you can be sure that a candidate hired through Management Business Solutions will fit your business culture and objectives on time and on budget. As hands-on professionals with experience in every field, we bring an insider’s understanding to your needs, enabling us to match the ideal candidate for you.
After relocating from Oregon to Michigan in 2006, Floriza started her business on Hall Street in Grand Rapids, MI. Within the last 10 years, MBS has called many places in the area home until finding a permanent one on Buchanan Avenue in Wyoming, MI in 2017. After creating several successful staffing solutions for our clients, it built a referral network and repeat business so Floriza would eventually be accompanied in her ownership role with Amy Marshall, co-owner of MBS. Amy offers a unique strength to help MBS evolve every day.